Monday, July 27, 2020

Christmas in July (then and now) Blog Hop, My Day


Welcome to my day of the Christmas In July, (then and now) Blog Hop!    First I want to thank Carol of Just Let Me Quilt  for the chance to participate in this fabulous Blog Hop!  Christmas is my favorite holiday and I love to decorate, it starts the day after Thanksgiving.

As soon as a signed up for this hop, I knew exactly what I wanted to make.  I have wanted to make it for years, ever since this book came out.  It is called Holly Baskets and it was the big quilt on the cover.  



I bought the fabric  right after the book came out, the ticking and other fabrics, and the whole bag of fabric has been residing in the top of my closet all these years.  This quilt was designed by Gerry Kimmel-Carr.    This is my version.  I wasn't able to quilt it as my machine is in the shop still for warranty repairs.  





Last year for the  Christmas In July Blog Hop I made this Christmas Tree Skirt for my sister.



These are some of my other Christmas quilts, including this one I completed last year.


And two of my very first Christmas quilting projects back when I first learned to quilt.  I've been quilting since 1995.  





Be sure and check out the other projects from the other blogs.  I've included the entire list below.  Thanks again to Carol @ Just Let Me Quilt for hosting this fantastic blog hop!



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39 comments:

Charlene McCain said...

What a beautiful quilt to showcase this Christmas! Your past projects are all lovely. Love that Christmas tree skirt! It’s so much fun to look back on quilts we have made in the past and see how our tastes and styles have changed over the years.

Carol Andrews said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful Christmas projects. I love your tree skirt and this year’s quilt is breathtakingly beautiful. Thank you for sharing and being part of the hop.

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Great projects! I really love the "Holly Baskets" quilt.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Lovey quilt and how cool to finish up an old project you wanted to make. You have some lovely Christmas quilts.

Leah said...

Great projects! They are all lovely. Particularly like the zig zag trees. Thanks for the inspiration!

Jan Snell said...

Very nice! You will be done before Christmas. I love your zig zag Christmas trees. Pleas let me know the pattern name.

Carol said...

All of your projects are lovely! The new quilt is awesome--so pretty. My eye was especially caught with the zig zag Christmas trees, though. Do you remember the pattern name for it? Thanks for sharing all your lovelies!

Laura said...

Beautiful projects; very inspiring! :)

LJ said...

Is the center of your newest quilt appliqued? It's gorgeous and it was great to hear that you also had/have good intentions to make something. The other Christmas projects are wonderful, too.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Karrin, I love everything you make! The newest quilt is gorgeous - that center looks like a lot of work, but so worth it. The last photo you showed is a really neat design, too. Are those trees appliqued?

tink's mom said...

Your "NOW" quilt top is going to be a wonderful finished piece. Great that you got it down off the shelf. I love all of your "THEN pieces especially the zig zag trees.

Lori said...

wow your projects are lovely. I especially love the tree skirt you gave your sister. Thanks for sharing and inspiring today. quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

Deonn @ Quiltscapes said...

What a wonderful collection! Love the tree quilt!

Calicojoan said...

One of the best things about hops, is it gets us finding our hidden treasures and bringing them to life. So glad you found this in your closet. It's absolutely gorgeous!

Carol S. said...

Your version of that quilt is so much prettier and will be a gorgeous treasure when you get it quilted. It's amazing! I love that nutcracker quilt and all your other "then" projects. Thank you, Karrin, for so much Christmas inspiration with your "then and now" designs.

For the love of geese said...

I love your basket, so pretty. Well, all are gorgeous.

Susan said...

Love your trees!

Anita said...

Lovely projects!

Carla said...

So much pretty Chistmas eye candy. I can't choose a favorite.

Brenda @ Songbird Designs said...

Absolutely beautiful!!

Patti said...

What fun quilts and can't go wrong when nutcrackers are involved!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Isn't it fun to complete something that's been waiting its turn! I love the tree skirt, probably because I'm a crazy quilter. Enjoyed my visit!

tubakk said...

So good you got it done at last. It's a beautiful quilt.

Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Karrin! All of your Christmas project look like fun. I'll bet it is fun to decorate at your house for the holidays. How nice that you could complete a project this year that you've wanted to for ages. Good job! ~smile~ Roseanne

Vicki in MN said...

I love all of your Christmas quilts! I used to have a nutcracker wall quilt but it was really outdated so got rid of it. Now I am all into snowmen!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

All you projects are beautiful and love your selection of fabrics to compliment each one.

Rebecca Smith said...

I live the quilt with the figures in the center and the squiggly trees!

Louise said...

I love your Holly Baskets! It's going to be so wonderful, all quilted up and ready for winter snuggling. I hope your machine is fixed soon :)

Karen's Korner said...

That gorgeous fabric definitely deserved to be brought out and used. Thank you for sharing your other pretty quilts also.

ShirleyC said...

Great projects! I love the angels.

Beth said...

You have made a lot of family treasures! Thanks for sharing them with us.

piecefulwendy said...

What a pretty quilt! So fun to see all the then and now projects in this Hop!

Sharon said...

I enjoyed seeing your Christmas quilts! Thanks for sharing.

Susan said...

I didn't know you started quilting in the 90s. I thought you'd ALWAYS been a quilter! That must be when we got to be friends, so it seemed that way. 1995 was the year I bought my longarm, too. I know you have beautiful Christmas quilts, and decorations. This new beautiful project will join quite a group of wonderful Christmas themed makes. I really like the fabrics, and I'm glad you bought them at the same time as the book. I hope your machine comes back when they say it will this time.

Theresa said...

All beautiful quilts. I really love the nutcracker quilt. It looks familiar. Who is the designer?

Marian said...

I'm a nutcracker person, so of course, I loved those projects, but the tree quilt... way cool!! I wouldn't mind having that pattern as I definitely believe I'd make it. It's just wacky enough for my taste. Loved all your projects tho.. Each are fun and fab...

Janis said...

What a nice collection of Christmas quilts you've made. I especially like the Holly Baskets top that you finished, hope you will post again when you have it quilted.

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

What a stunning collection of quilts and your latest with this basket is another beauty!

K Reeves said...

How exciting to,have this Christmas quilt project out of the bag and on its way to completion!